Saturday, June 30, 2007
It seems Indians are marching really very fast to make a name in the western film industry. With Indian actors getting roles in mainstream Hollywood films and with the likes of Naseeruddin Shah and Irrfan Khan doing substantial roles in Hollywood flicks. Shekhar Kapoor had a successful stint with the 8 Oscar nominated film Elizabeth and went on to win one Oscar. He is also making it's sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age. And the recent scenario shows that Indian entertainers are making their mark in the western circuit by organizing different kinds of functions like IIFA (Indian International Film Awards), world tour of Indian Shows and other joint venture projects.
Now it's turn for our industrialist Anil Ambani's Reliance Entertainment company, which is venturing into producing English films in UK. It can be termed as a big step in making Indian movie business globally recognized and they are putting in a whopping 40 million pounds that comes to 320 crores in Indian rupees! There is hope that they do a good job and as it is a lot of money by Indian standards. We will make plenty of movies with that money and if the Bhatt camp makes a film with that money then it will come to more than 64 movies.
Oops! Then it will take a lot of time for us to match their standards. But hope these joint ventures bring India recognition on a global front. Everybody keep your fingers crossed.